In July, we told you about the stalwart pro-lifers in central Florida who worked hard to keep abortion giant Planned Parenthood out of their community. Planned Parenthood purchased an orthopaedic center, which it converted into a surgical abortion facility despite the fact that the center was part of a medical park that was not zoned for committing surgical abortions. So confident was the organization in its ability to bully its way into anything that it invested in the surgical abortion facility prior to obtaining permission to commit abortions.
On September 30, 1976, the Hyde Amendment became law. While the U.S. Supreme Court had just made abortion legal in all 50 states a few years prior, the Hyde Amendment surely must have been a beacon of hope.
What does the Hyde Amendment do? It ensures that federal funds through Medicaid are not used to pay for abortion, with exceptions.
It’s said that laughter is the best medicine. For medical comedy star Mindy Kaling, there isn’t much to laugh about when it comes to abortion.
Previously known as Kelly Kapoor on NBC’s The Office, Kaling now plays Dr. Mindy Lahiri, an OB/GYN on The Mindy Project. During a recent interview, Kaling was asked by Stephen Colbert why she didn’t mention abortion on her show. The actress seemed skeptical about abortion’s comedic potential, contending that “it’s not a hilarious topic.”
That seems like a reasonable observation; after all, thoughts of a little girl being forced through a suction catheter or dismembered with a set of forceps don’t usually appeal to decent human beings. Fans of Tucker Max, on the other hand, just can’t seem to get enough of them.
Did you know that the Virgin Mary, who is honored as the Blessed Mother in Catholic tradition, was the first pro-choice activist? No? Well, apparently she was the first person to embrace the ethic of “Choice”- according to Sister Donna Quinn, a pro-choice Catholic nun.
In a 2009 article in the Chicago Tribune, entitled “Pro-choice nun still fighting for women’s care,” Sister Quinn makes the following statement:
Last week in Clark County (Las Vegas), NV, the local school board meeting was flooded with parents, furious about sex education proposals in the Clark County School District (CCSD). While the superintendent denies that Kindergartners would be taught about masturbation, as the media has reported, he does not deny that discussion is happening to change the sex education curriculum, and that the source of those proposed changes is a document which does call for children to learn about masturbation at a young age—as well as abortion.
The proposed curriculum is based on the Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education, known from Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). These guidelines were developed by a task force that included members from Planned Parenthood, the National Education Association, and American Medical Association. Planned Parenthood had the most members of any organization on the original task force at three and was also a part of the latest update panel.
This document is a framework for sex education curriculum from Kindergarten to grade 12, and it contains some disturbing aspects about abortion.
In the pro-life movement, we work to help each other recognize the value of all human life. Unfortunately, many people tend to correlate a person’s abilities with their value. Individuals who don’t have a “normal” set of abilities are often judged as less worthy of a full life.
This outlook leads to the termination of babies who receive a difficult prenatal diagnosis while they’re growing in their mothers’ wombs. It has also led to an increase in euthanasia and assisted suicide. The correlation between human value and ability is often referred to as “quality of life,” suggesting that a person’s value can be quantified based on how capable he is of leading a life that he or others consider to be normal.
Huff Post reports that NARAL Pro-Choice America launched a campaign yesterday against three pro-life governors: Florida’s Rick Scott, Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, and Kansas’ Sam Brownback.
The campaign materials portray Govs. Scott Walker (R-Wis.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) as being “obsessed with outlawing abortion” instead of focusing on jobs and the economy. NARAL’s materials describe the governors’ actions limiting reproductive rights, accompanied by photos of the governors’ heads with the word “abortion” splashed across their brains.
Because God forbid that any governor would act as though he governs in a civilized, humane country and attempt to save innocent human beings.
NARAL plans to call voters, purchase online ads, and send mailers in their expensive three-state campaign. In NARAL’s press release, Sasha Bruce, Senior VP for Strategy and Campaigns, claims that “7 in 10 voters support a woman’s right to choose.”
Where exactly did Ms. Bruce come by those numbers? Right…from two NARAL commissioned polls, one done nationally and the other in Kansas City.
The legal case against abortionist Ulrich Klopfer moves forward as the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana considers whether or not it will renew his medical licenses.
The Indiana-based abortionist first drew scrutiny after failing to report the sexual abuse of three minor girls which is a violation of Indiana’s mandatory reporting laws. WSBT, a CBS affiliate in Indiana, reported earlier this month that Klopfer is currently free to commit abortions, but that may not be the case for long:
An anonymous story on XoJane relates the account of a married college student who was “too poor for an abortion.” She writes she was also “too poor to have a baby.”
There is one thing she was not too poor for – even by her own standards. Adoption.
And before everyone jumps on the band wagon of, “you can’t force a woman to carry a baby for nine months for someone else!” and “adoption is hard; you can’t expect any woman to do that!” let me say something.
Yes, adoption is hard. Yes, carrying a baby for nine months is hard. But killing that baby is cruel. Not just hard, but inhumane. Mothers should be willing to do hard things so cruelty and murder aren’t inflicted on the children they helped to create.
September 25 marked the 34th anniversary of China’s One-Child Policy. Women’s Rights Without Frontiers (WRWF) president Reggie Littlejohn in response wrote an open letter to Chinese president Xi Jinping.
From Littlejohn’s first paragraph:
It will not work to replace it by a ‘two-child policy’ as some of your advisors may be suggesting. Rather, the One Child Policy should be eradicated from the face of the earth, because it has caused more violence toward women and girls than any other official policy on earth, and any other official policy in the history of the world. Your government has boasted that it has “prevented” more than 400 million births through this policy. These births have been prevented through forced abortions, involuntary sterilizations, confiscatory “terror fines,” gendercide and infanticide – all in violation of international human rights law.
Earlier this month, the state of California demanded that even Catholic universities offer elective abortions through insurance plans. Life Legal Defense Foundation and Alliance Defending Freedom have filed a complaint with the United States Department of Health and Human Services. But for now, Loyola Marymount University, a private Catholic school, must offer elective abortions to all those under its insurance policy.
The campus newspaper Los Angeles Loyolan reported Saturday:
LMU’s insurance will cover faculty and staff for elective abortions effective from August 22 to the end of the policy period, the University announced.
The news was confirmed in an email sent to faculty and staff yesterday, Vice President for Human Resources Rebecca Chandler confirmed that LMU’s insurance providers will now cover all procedures deemed medically necessary, including elective abortions.
Spend any time talking to defenders of abortion, and pretty soon you’ll notice that more than a few words seem to suddenly change meanings. No, you’re not going crazy; pro-aborts simply find that some…creative…tweaking of the English language is necessary to make their logic work.
Fortunately, we’re here to help. Armed with this guide to Team Abortion’s most common linguistic fictions, you can spend less of your next rhetorical excursion deciphering sophistry, and more time dismantling it. Here we focus on redefinitions surrounding the debate’s basic medical facts; Part 2 will set them straight on ethical terminology.
Live Action News readers may remember the ridiculous saga that ensued after an Oregon high school teacher told representatives from Planned Parenthood that they and their government sex-ed program had no business invading his classroom.
Planned Parenthood persisted in bribing his students with cash and gifts to sign up for the government-funded “Teen Outreach Program” even after Diss asked them to leave. And the clearly-biased school administration sided with Planned Parenthood, subjecting Diss to scrutiny and discrimination for his belief that Planned Parenthood’s involvement in his math class was not in the best interest of his students’ well-being.
Ohio’s abortion rate dropped to its lowest level since 1976, according to a study released on Friday by the state’s Department of Health. The report, which covers the year 2013 , reveals that the number of abortions dropped to a historic low, dipping 9 percent from the previous year. The report also shows that the state’s abortion rate is significantly lower — almost 18 percent– compared with 2010 levels.
Ohio Right to Life applauded the new statistics, noting the closure of four abortion clinics in 2013. The pro-life group said in a press release that legislative efforts are among factors building the state’s ever-increasing culture of life:
“Ohio’s continual decline in abortions is representative of an increasingly pro-life culture in our state,” said Stephanie Ranade Krider, executive director of Ohio Right to Life. “We grieve for every life lost to abortion and we are concerned that abortions among African Americans, while lower than last year, are still disproportionately high. We are hopeful that with each passing year, we will find ways to save more and more lives.” Continue reading
Draped with a colorful patterned cloth that wraps around her tiny shoulders, 5-year-old Iris Grace Halmshaw strategically dips her paintbrush from mug to mug and splashes an array of color across starch-white paper. With her trusty cat, Thula, by her side, Halmshaw mixes shades of pale blues and greens, and freckles her canvas with contrasting reds and pinks. The toddler from Leicestershire, England, may not be able to fully form words, express emotion, or interact on a social level like other children her age, but she can certainly paint. Halmshaw is the artistic child prodigy behind the vibrant paintings that have gone viral across the web. Her work, which has generated attention from millions, has been featured on Yahoo, MSN, ABC, ITV, and countless other online news media.
Early in September, kid rapper MattyB released a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors.” The music video – featuring MattyB’s younger sister Sarah Grace – quickly soared to hit status and stands at nearly 4.5 million YouTube views.
The song’s words convey how MattyB thinks of his sister and how the entire world should view people with Down Syndrome and other genetic conditions or disabilities.
On September 24, TIME published an article by Quinn Cummings about illegal abortion.
According to Cummings, abortion already is illegal in the U.S., in practice. She tells the story of Jennifer Whalen, a mother who purchased abortion pills online for her 16-year-old daughter and was sentenced for breaking the law.
Cummings makes a number of flawed arguments, but one of the worst appears in her final paragraph:
On September 22, 2011, there was a hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. This House of Representatives hearing was chaired by Chris Smith, a pro-life senator from New Jersey. The topic was forced abortion in China.
There were many heartbreaking testimonies given at this hearing. I will highlight one of them.
Ji Yequig and her husband had a daughter, and when she found herself pregnant again in 2003, she initially wanted to keep the baby. In her own words, she and her husband were “very happy.” Her pregnancy was discovered at the Jiading District Women and Children’s Clinic, which informed the Family Planning Commission. They wasted no time. The day after her checkup, they paid her a visit.
On sundown Sept 24th, the Jewish New Year celebration known as Rosh Hashanah began. As a Christian I believe it’s important to honor the Jewish roots of my faith. I’ve celebrated Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles before and this is my first year for Rosh Hashanah. Thankfully I have a wonderful synagogue and a very welcoming Rabbi in my community.
As I began to research Rosh Hashanah, I was intrigued by the deep significance it holds for me as a Christian and a pro-lifer. Rosh Hashanah is a time to celebrate the birth of the world and the anniversary of creation. In the Hebrew calendar the world is now 5775 years old.
Attorney General Eric Holder has been facing calls to resign throughout his six year tenure with the Obama administration — and finally, he’s announcing that he will, in fact, step down.
Barack Obama has been the most pro-abortion president in this country’s history, and Eric Holder, as Obama’s right-hand man, has been right there with him every step of the way.
Under Holder, the Department of Justice unsuccessfully attempted to bully and intimidate a pro-life sidewalk counselor into silence. So ridiculous was the case against the sidewalk counselor that the judge publicly wondered why Holder even tried to prosecute.